Women were employed by the army at fort mckavett as laundresses it was common for a woman to do the laundry of 19 men for $1 per soldier.
The us army established fort mckavett in 1852, but abandoned it by the end of the decade in 1868, the fort reopened and elements of the us army's four. Fort mckavett is a ghost town in menard county, texas, united states it lies at the intersections of farm to market road 864 and farm to market road 1674,.
The color guard have raised the flag and the 35th infantry have reoccupied fort mckavett come join our 150th anniversary program of the reopening of the post . Standing atop a remote windswept hill, the weathered remains of an old western fort beckon curious visitors to the site general sherman once described as the.
Fort mckavett is one of the best-preserved examples of a texas indian wars ( 1850–75) military post and an important part of texas history.
Ruins of the commanding officers quarters at fort mckavett outlined against a fort mckavett garrisoned by one company of mounted infantry—46 men with.